EU carbon market weekly update - 20 November 2017  [LINK]
If the EU Allowance price remains above €7, despite bearish headwinds, then it is likely to re-test €8 as the lower auction volumes of December approach, says Louis Redshaw. [Read More]
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THE MOST VALUABLE SECOND LANGUAGES TO LEARN  [LINK]
The job market has never been more competitive, so it’s never been more important to give yourself that extra edge. ForexBonuses reveals the second languages that it’s most beneficial to learn based on employment figures and availability. Always wanted to learn a new language but lacked the motivation? This new study could be just what […] [Read More]
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BUSINESS DECISION MAKERS MAKE STRIDES IN PLANNING FOR THE UNKNOWN AS RISK PERCEPTION REMAINS HIGH  [LINK]
International SOS today reveals the latest insights into the actions and attitudes of business decision-makers when it comes to the health, safety and security of their global mobile workforce. The Ipsos MORI Global Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018 survey, now in its second year, reveals that the perception of risk remains elevated and while organisations […] [Read More]
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 SCRAPPING LIFETIME ALLOWANCE TOPS ADVISERS BUDGET WISH LIST  [LINK]
Nearly six out of 10 want lifetime allowance abolished to reflect DB transfer values Around one in three would support means testing for retirement benefits But Momentum research shows advisers believe Brexit uncertainty will not hurt SIPP customers Scrapping the lifetime allowance tops advisers wish lists in this week’s Budget, new adviser research from pension […] [Read More]
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NEW LAW TRANSPOSING MIFID II INTO CYPRUS LAW – MAIN LEGISLATIVE CHANGES  [LINK]
Law N.87(I)/2017 on the Investment Services, the exercise Investment Activities, the review of regulated Market and other relevant issues, has only just recently been adopted by the Republic of Cyprus introducing MiFID II into Cyprus law for the purpose of implementing a more strict supervision of the Market through the addition of complimentary authorities. Cyprus […] [Read More]
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CYPRUS TAX RESIDENCY IN ONLY 60 DAYS – CLARIFICATIONS FROM THE TAX AUTHORITIES  [LINK]
Following the issuance of circular no. 8 from the Cyprus tax authorities, it is noted that a person can also qualify as a Cyprus tax resident if all the below conditions are met for each tax year: Such person stays in Cyprus for one or more periods of at least 60 days; He or she […] [Read More]
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ARE YOU A ‘TRAILBLAZER’, ‘COLLABORATOR’ OR ‘TRADITIONALIST’? REVEAL YOUR WORK PERSONALITY AND HOW TO PERFORM AT YOUR PEAK  [LINK]
70% of people in flexible workspaces say that having a quiet space for focused work is important to them, but just 23% are satisfied or very satisfied with this aspect of their office, according to research*. What makes the perfect workspace varies from person to person, but a new online tool from flexible office space […] [Read More]
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Your Thoughts: The UK Autumn Budget and the Nation’s Expectations  [LINK]
From diesel tax penalties and calls to rule out a further rise in insurance premium tax, to housing ambitions and planning laws, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has faced a lot of pressure this week, ahead of the announcement due tomorrow. Below Finance Monthly has heard from a number of source in the industry on what they expect, predict and would like to see come from the announcement, in this week... [Read More]
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The Impact of Online Retailing on Commercial Property  [LINK]
Here Charu Lahiri, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, discusses the current challenges at the heart of online retailing and the overall effect click to click has had on commercial property markets. Online retailing is an evolving landscape that is leading to structural shifts in the commercial property market across the globe. Here in the UK, internet sales now make up 16% of t... [Read More]
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Macau’s financial sector seeks to out-perform the gaming industry  [LINK]
Following the sharp decline of the gaming industry, Macau’s financial sector is seeking to diversify quickly to boost the region’s economy [Read More]
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NAFTA negotiations will head to Montreal  [LINK]
The NAFTA negotiations are moving to non-capital cities for their first meeting outside of Washington, Mexico City and Ottawa. [Read More]
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COP23 makes progress but no draft text emerges  [LINK]
United Nations (UN) climate talks in Bonn over the past two weeks made modest progress towards writing a “rulebook” for how to achieve the Paris Agreement, but no draft negotiating text was finalised. [Read More]
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Platina offloads UK wind farms to Gravis for £52m  [LINK]
Platina Energy Partners has concluded its second sale in less than a month, as it offloaded five wind farms to Gravis Capital Management. [Read More]
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Iberdrola green hybrid tightens price by 43bps  [LINK]
Iberdrola's latest green bond tightened by 43 basis points amid "remarkable demand" from investors. [Read More]
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SUSI energy storage fund signs “milestone” C$120m facility  [LINK]
SUSI Energy Storage Fund (SESF) has signed a financing facility of C$120 million ($93.9 million) with energy storage company NRStor C&I, marking a “major milestone” for the Canadian energy market. [Read More]
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Trillion-dollar wealth fund to consider dropping oil and gas investment  [LINK]
Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is to consider divesting its holdings in oil and gas because of the risk fossil fuels pose to its portfolio. [Read More]
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Axa calls for TCFD to be made mandatory  [LINK]
Financial disclosures on climate risk should become mandatory – as they are in France, according to an executive from insurance giant Axa. [Read More]
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Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 First Time Record  [LINK]
According to data supplied by industry website CoinDesk, last Sunday around 8pm London time, the bitcoin hit a record high of $8,101.91, surpassing nay previously recorded price on the prime cryptocoin. This was a surprising turn of events, though expected in such a volatile market, as on Sunday November 12th the bitcoin had fallen back down to $5,500 following a huge sell-off. The difference in a... [Read More]
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Autumn Budget: Is HMRC Set to Tackle the VAT Cliff Edge?  [LINK]
Below David McDonnell, VAT Director at MHA MacIntyre Hudson provides insight into the question, Is HMRC set to tackle the VAT cliff edge? HMRC could be on the verge of making far reaching changes to the VAT system. The UK has far and away the highest VAT registration threshold of all EU Member States at £85,000. This is more than four times the EU average of £20,000 and a stark contras... [Read More]
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